PNS MANUAL: installation / control

How to connect the instrument to the laptop and controller

(notes on the old setup can be found in the old installation notes) There is a laptop in the PN.S cupboard on which the control control gui is installed. Store the laptop in the brown laptop bag. The bag should include a serial cable which attaches to the serial port, at the other end it should be plugged into socket 1 of the break-out boxes at the rear of the blue cabinets. If the cable is still hidden away under the floor following a previous run, the end of the cable (a 9 pin connector) will be in the control room.


PNS Controller

pns_10_07.cabling2_controller-2 The V2 controller should befound in the pns cupboard unless it was not removed from the 19" rack-mounted box at the WHT. If necessary connect M1 to Shutter, M2 to Mask, M3 to Filter 1, M4 to Filter 2, and Uniblitz to "fast shutter".

Now connect the Controller to the appropriate break-out-box (here socket 1) using a standard 25 pin serial cable. When complete the rear of the controller will have the appearance shown in the photo. Note that the connection is to the SERIAL PORT IN socket.

Once this is done, it should be possible to manually activate the shutter and mask, and the Ha-c filters, using the buttons on the front of the Controller.


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Control Software

Note on changing to a new PC
Cables

WHT Hookup: with PC in control room

things should now work - what if they don't?
  1. are you really connected to the SERIAL port?
  2. is the PC suitable (see above)?
  3. have you checked the connectors?
drastic solutions when all else has failed Notes:
Nasmyth at TNG

Nothing organised yet.


preliminary information on upgraded controller and laptop:
installation of laptop
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